‘Deen Bachao, Desh Bachao’: Muslim groups plan protest rally to save religion

PATNA: A mega protest called ‘Deen Bachao, Desh Bachao'(Save Religion, Save Country) will be held in Patna’s Gandhi Maidan on Sunday.

‘Deen Bachao, Desh Bacho’ meet is a wakeup call, especially for Muslims is jointly organised by Imarat Shariah (House of Shariah), which is headquartered in Patna, and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB).

According to Time of India reports, the senior clerics and community leaders felt that neither Islam nor the country is safe under the BJP regime.

The rally is expected to have a turn out of three lakh.

“We waited for four years, hoping the BJP would learn to run the country while upholding its constitutional obligations. Our personal laws which are part of the Muslim faith are under attack. We are forced to tell the countrymen that, along with the country, Muslims’s religion is also under threat,” said AIMPLB’s general secretary Maulana Wali Rahmani.

Rahmani, also ameer-e-shariat or chief of the Imarat Shariah explained, “We want to convey the message that if you don’t wake up now, there will not be enough space and opportunity to act later. There are a number of issues on the RSS agenda which this government will try to implement. After the ban on triple talaq will come the Uniform Civil Code and ban on azaan through loudspeakers…They have a long list.”